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Saw Opeth for the first time in Dubai

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Abedeth, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Abedeth

    Abedeth Member

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    Last night was my first time seeing Opeth, a desire so old it was amazing to fullfill. Sadly it was a festival and the show was not primarily Opeth so I had to wait for 6 shit black metal bands to witness the miracle of Opeth.

    It was worth it. They played 6 songs covering the last few albums back to Blackwater Park.
    I have waited so long for this I was yelling out every song and just staring in awe at the guys. I was hoping to catch something but Mike didn't throw anything and Axe kept his drum sticks. Fredrik threw his picks but far from where I was sadly. The highlight of the concert for me was when I looked at Mendez and screamed his name out and he looked at me and smiled and the same happened with Fredrik, Per seemed irresponsive to almost anything.
    I was in the second row. At then end when they all get together and bow down to the crowd I had a banner with me that said HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I was holding it out for Axe to see but no one noticed it, I was hoping he would.

    Someone threw a cap on stage and Mike wore it for a bit then tossed it back into the crowd. He also cracked a couple of jokes which was good :D

    Setlist:

    Heir Apparent
    Ghost of Perdition
    Closure
    The Lotus Eater
    The Leper Affinity
    Deliverance

    Opeth dominated, masterful performance.


    The bands that were playing were ordered as follows:

    Scarab (Egypt)
    Hatred (Germany)
    Nervecell (Dubai)
    August Burns Red (PA, U.S.A.)
    Chimaira (OH, U.S.A.)
    OPETH FROM STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
    Arch Enemy
    Motorhead

    The last three bands were worth hanging through 7 hours of shit black metal which I grew to even hate more, the all sound the fucking same.

    Angel Gossow was on fire, Arch Enemy played a much longer set than Opeth's. Motorhead were amazing, Lemmy was pretty funny and energetic, I'm glad they played Killed By Death!

    I caught Lemmy's pick and Mikkey Dee's drum Stick, my brother caught Roger's guitar picks and my cousin did too.

    Amazing night, great time with my brother, saw Opeth live, I'm a very happy individual and I want to see them again, hopefully in an Opeth concert.
     
  2. samlazzari

    samlazzari the hound

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    they played closure, not harvest.

    they were fucking amazing. they will never let you down.
     
  3. Abedeth

    Abedeth Member

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    excuse me, i shall correct that right away. Haha, what a mistake. Thanks.

    Where were you at the concert?
     
  4. samlazzari

    samlazzari the hound

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    i must have been if I knew what they played....
    plenty of good bands played. really liked arch enemy and motorhead of course. i still cant speak properly.
     
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    I meant where on the concert grounds, I might have seen you or something. I was second row right infront of Mike. Did you get any Merchandise?
     
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    biggsy New Metal Member

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    i <3 dubai forever.
     
  7. hexwind

    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    Lucky dudes !!
     
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    Oh man i had the same feeling when i first saw them its like a dream came true. Please come back again Opeth.
     
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    HowLongs New Metal Member

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    That sounds awesome! Too bad you only got to hear them play 6 songs and not a full set, but I guess that's great as well. In general, it sounds like a neat festival :)
     
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    At one festival I saw them at, they only played three songs :cry:

    Then again, I'm seeing them in May for, I think, the seventh time :)
     
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    HowLongs New Metal Member

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    Some people are just too lucky :(
    On the other hand, Nevermore has just announced they'll perform here in July, so that's somewhat of a compensation :)
     
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    i got 2 cds signed by opeth
    they even signed the t shirt
    got a picture taken from them
    the pic turned out shite

    Fredrik Åkesson gave me a arch enemy guitar pick
    maybe it of him when he was in the band
    dunno
    there is a signature which is hard to know whose pick is it anyway

    mike and the rest of the gang were very cool during the greet and meet
    the security or the ppl incharge were suckers
     
  13. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    probably he wanted to get rid of it
     
  14. DIE4DETHKLOK

    DIE4DETHKLOK New Metal Member

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    u lucky bastard
     

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